Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation

Certificate IV   NRT
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Start date:
Mon 10 Jul 2017
 –   Ultimo
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    Course description and aims

    The Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation is a Year 12 equivalent qualification with an emphasis on skill-based learning as well as discipline-specific content. It is a recognised tertiary entry qualification by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC), NSW universities and some interstate universities.

    For Western Sydney University applicants, TPC graduates gaining TES scores of 168 out of 300 or above have guaranteed entry into many bachelor degree programs. Please go to http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/tertiaryeducationpathwaysandpartnerships/home/pathways_available/tertiary_preparation_certificate_tafensw for more information.

    For Charles Sturt University applicants, TPC graduates gaining TES scores of 157 out of 300 or above have guaranteed entry into many bachelor degree programs. Please go to http://www.csu.edu.au/for/tafe-students1/credit/guaranteed-entry-for-tafe-graduates for more information.

    For other university entry, please contact the university for further details.

    Course outcomes and careers

    This course may lead to a career in the Australian Defence Forces or employment
    requiring a Year 12 equivalent qualification.

    Entry requirements

    Certificate III or equivalent skills and knowledge.

    Enrol at any location

    Course start:
    Mon 10 Jul 2017
    Course duration:
    36 Weeks
    20 Hours per week
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    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Monday 19th June, 2017 at 4:00pm at Ultimo Campus, Maryann St, Ultimo, Building D, Level 5, Room D5.08

    Indicative timetable:

    For full-time study, you will need to attend approximately 20 hours per week. Attendance times will depend on the subjects you choose. Day and some evening options will be available. Part-time study options are also available.

    How to enrol or apply:


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    For all subjects, you will need stationery supplies. For Maths, Statistics and Science classes, you will need a scientific calculator. Chemistry and Biology students will need a lab coat and safety classes.


    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

    Other Information:

    If you choose a flexible delivery course you will study in both the classroom and through online or distance learning. How much is delivered in which way depends on your specific course.


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    NSWTSCN406Analyse biological processes80
    NSWTSCN405Analyse chemical processes80
    NSWTHMN403Analyse contemporary issues in the Asia-Pacific region72
    NSWTHMN404Analyse environmental issues and management strategies80
    NSWTSCN401Analyse health issues in a global context80
    NSWTHMN401Analyse historical concepts and issues in context72
    NSWTSUS402BAnalyse legal and political frameworks in Australia30
    NSWTHMN405Analyse legal concepts and issues72
    NSWTEGL402Analyse literary texts72
    NSWTSCN404Analyse physics phenomena in mechanics and electromagnetism80
    NSWTHMN402Analyse political concepts and contexts72
    NSWTLRN501AApply academic research techniques6
    NSWTMTH403Apply advanced mathematical concepts72
    NSWTSTT401Apply advanced statistical processes72
    NSWTMTH402Apply calculus concepts72
    NSWTTCH404AApply concepts of digital literacy20
    NSWTEGL403Apply critical analysis to the study of film and media72
    NSWTEGL401Apply critical and evaluative language and learning skills72
    NSWTINT503AApply critical thinking skills6
    NSWTTCH402Apply emerging technology to communicate with others20
    NSWTETH403AApply ethical practice in study10
    NSWTMTH308Apply introductory mathematical concepts and skills72
    NSWTEGL301Apply language and learning skills72
    NSWTMTH309Apply mathematical skills for further study72
    NSWTCOM413AApply negotiation skills in an individual or group context20
    NSWTSTT302Apply statistical processes72
    NSWTSTT402BCalculate and analyse statistical data30
    NSWTTMW401BCommunicate to facilitate work in a team20
    NSWTPLG401AContribute to a group research project20
    NSWTWTG401ACreate complex workplace and community texts40
    NSWTLRN402ADevelop learning strategies for further study10
    NSWTPLG403AEvaluate options for career development10
    NSWTHMN303Investigate Australia's Asia Pacific relations72
    NSWTSCN312Investigate biological processes80
    NSWTSCN307Investigate physics concepts80
    NSWTSCN305Investigate scientific aspects of sustainable resource use80
    NSWTSCN308Investigate the chemical nature of matter80
    NSWTSCN306Investigate the links between Australia's geology and its flora and fauna80
    NSWTSCN313Investigate the nature and functioning of ecosystems80
    NSWTSPG403APrepare and present complex information20
    NSWTRDG401ARead and respond to written text for further study30
    NSWTABL402Research Aboriginal and Western knowledge systems40
    NSWTSFM501AResearch career opportunities and prepare a job application25
    NSWTLRN401Research for specific purposes20
    NSWTHMN304Research human rights issues and concepts72
    NSWTEGL302Respond to the creative arts72
    MEM18001CUse hand tools18
    NSWTMTH401Use mathematics in a range of contexts72
    NSWTMTH307Use mathematics to solve a range of problems72
    MEM18002BUse power tools/hand held operations18
    NSWTWTG404AWrite text for further study purposes30



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